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Man Utd boss Solskjaer: 'We have to 'get the disappointment out of our heads and go again.'

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Solskjaer after Man Utd 2-2 draw with Southampton: 'We have to get the disappointment out of our heads and go again for the next game.'

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man Utd failed to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester City and move up to the third spot.


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rued 'the last touch' in his side's draw with Southampton on Monday night.


The Red Devils failed to leapfrog top-four rivals Chelsea and Leicester City and move up to the third position in the Premier League table as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.


The Saints took the lead through Stuart Armstrong in the 12th minute but United responded eight minutes later via Marcus Rashford before Anthony Martial made it 2-1 with a superb finish in the 23rd minute.


The homeside looked like they were going to seal all three points and move into third place, but Michael Obefemi’s late goal made sure Solskjaer's boys remained in the fifth spot with three games left to play.


Speaking to BBC MOTD after the match, the Norwegian said he wants his United stars to 'get the disappointment out of our heads and go again for the next game.'


Solskjaer said: "It was an exciting game of football. It was a good game but I didn't enjoy the last touch of the ball. When you are in the 96th minute and one man down with Brandon having to come off - we were a bit unlucky there but that is football for you.



"It was never going to be an easy game and I think it showed we never got the rhythm in our passing.



"You are never going to just play against teams that will give you the ball. It is two teams, they created problems for us and we created problems for them.


"You just have to take it, we have been a great run, get the disappointment out of our heads and go again for the next game.


"The players get a wake up call every day. We give them every detail about the opposition and they were aware Southampton would be a difficult team."


On Oriol Romeu's challenge on Greenwood in the first half, he replied: "I know my ankle would not like that tackle. I would have been out for a month with that tackle."


And while speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "It was the worst time to concede a goal but it happens in football. We have won so many games in that way. It is all part of the learning for this team. You think you have three points in the bag but we probably didn't deserve three points today. Southampton are a good team, they run, and run and chase. We never got into our rhythm today. We played some fantastic football at times. The two goals we scored were very, very good.


"I don't think tiredness the case. It was just one of those days we did not take our chances and they took theirs. David de Gea had one really good save but apart from that we had the bigger chances but you are not going to be given three points and Southampton are a very good side.


"We defended well until that corner. It is disappointing but that's football. I know the feeling the other way as well."



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